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Doc Rivers: We have the right pieces to be contenders

Sep 28, 2012|

We talk with Glenn 'Doc' Rivers live from Celtics media day and get his take on KG, the Celts acquisitions in the off-season, losing Ray Allen, and beating the Heat.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

We get a guy over here and it's a complaining already its first day on the job and he's complaining that weird statement arguing it depends when the president elect a locker room right now now. Argument I'll throw it not a Doc Rivers that's a good thing is that's all that mean that that's that's a good. There are dynamic that has been here there's a difference and it -- they won't send Michael liked to Istanbul Milan tomorrow another fearful this bird's nest national. Fashion Week when we go to Milan defender. That's right -- sponsor dollars and we're glad you're -- you're looking at the deserted. Him well real. Were you arguing that the united when he reads passion. We're gonna bring in our departure and Honda and Acura that accurately and I'm on both sides. That you get done pumped up on first day every year is this still is this are different there. Well I think it won't divulge what you see -- -- But you know an army and in or -- -- team I'd like wood and in this and his staff has done this summer we. When you -- we finished the year to think that we would come back this year what we. -- -- Into ago in -- court in the adjacent area and Jeff Green usually can bridge here yeah. I was thinking we have somehow. Are always start jet was coming back and that -- -- -- new pro government you know that he would have retired and we know what condition he was coming back. So you know we knew we had to do the right pieces. The way it is difficult to coach veterans when they don't see themselves. As contenders. Oh and that was really important -- in there we're gonna bring them back we have to find a way. To give them hope. And we've exceeded that. We were arguing. And arguing about the -- that now with the officials. But -- the achievement in view I got to go to that which is terrific you had an NBA lockout after -- mistakes and -- Oh OK that's the that's the positive part of this time last year amidst it all over the country and hang -- play. What's the difference and they can you can you put an end to really quantified. The difference. These guys now as opposed to December last. You're less horsepower it wasn't and obviously it did hurt us. You know. Half the guys came in the camp in shape apple didn't you know when you when you know you're starting -- you tune in to as an athlete terrain that starting date. Last year they did have a starting -- -- -- when they were most of them thought that leaves this season with loss of the union to certify. So they wouldn't hurt properly. To start to come in the count and did we -- in -- it was so quick. We're I mean every week we took out here. Two -- team I think we we had 1870. Lineups. I've injured guys option. Four veteran team that's deficits you know as wanting to be 010. How's it in slow. That's not -- if all of us are probably in that group certainly. -- us a person of the year and then. Conditioning kicked in we kind of figured out the right group the polite. And we became good today I'm looking at depth charm and looking at all of the different ways envisioning all the different ways you can plan certainly concede. The athletic schism with some of the younger players that'll allow you on the second -- the back tobacco not to not to. Get run to death my teams like Philadelphia and whenever. You have the opportunity. This year to be a lot like what we saw with San Antonio last year if you can get a lot of these guys seem to emerge yeah you can usual at different people and rests on the -- picked up. There would want to do what we did Kevin the five minute thing last year which terrific for him. We're gonna try to do par is just tough to do two players. At the same time. But we're gonna try to do something similar with all the as well. Our effort forward that they don't anymore you know and that appalling Kevin injured T maybe we get pretty young. That's worth more than did the best we now only. Improve their team that we -- that we younger players and so we ever have pretty good group. You know Jeff gives us so much adversity we we can play small we can play -- and that's who we're gonna do I like our team electors did. I think we're in the thirteen. -- will be able to play two different units probably could have a -- union unit. We'll actually ever real small lineup that actually is that we practice. And although things -- You know you look at your team when you when in the Big Three first game together it makes much sense. They all complement each other Kevin's game with here in Paul's game here and then -- this. It's the politics. So what's your team now. What does it now without -- I think is a better -- I mean listen I made a decision that bridge tomorrow treatment because that the best for the team -- like Susan and we go out and get decent Hillary who wants to come -- and is very effective the other thing is every year. After the season's over -- Daniel list you know this is when -- do we need in the antitrust through that list for. The number one thing I thought we needed was another guy -- -- -- I thought last years this is the Miami's yours and -- -- super athletes. Just have one -- it can be you. Off the dribble and that's what we have Rondo. You know Paul can do it but against Miami that's -- that's been heard about abroad. We need one more guy and he can create shock and and Jason Terry does that in -- -- it -- So we've added two guys that there will be in our rotation. And hopefully that third -- attitude that is it for. You know so we're different team I love our guards. This is the best guard group as far as that that we've had since I've been here. They can all play. And that the best part about this group Courtney -- been rovers currently in the embraces as rare for younger users to these terms -- you. They're star wannabe just are -- Jason Terry is -- as well so we have a bunch of guys. Kind of trying to get their their -- and and that'll be nice. It's been awhile since we've seen Jeff could you just talked about Jeff Green and I'm wonder in the time that we did see him. Competitive out there on the court both offensively and offense we're not sure. Of what his role is is that part of the process here now here he needs to establish a rule for. There. So I don't think I did agree with -- -- agreed -- And so. You'll never the you know you all. Right. Going to be that. Your your your dorm -- and good about golf -- -- on the golf reference. -- either Iraq what is that you want to send this -- so the question -- you know you're more like tiger. You know we're. Just don't know. Yes do what is that one a a tournament two things when he's at the war is fast. When he's at -- -- that -- That's the part DNC when news here first I think it's. Who's definitely starting. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Poems that are kept him so he's he's -- that don't ask. -- -- -- -- from. We slide in the times yes tonight just with Collins in Arco. You know -- Jones and arc will be one of our. In -- moved forward so I went once on your starting five players now your sympathy and I would be. Once illicit Courtney and Brandon. And there -- -- -- that -- Smart enough why would you be giving. Far from appropriate. And one more -- added one more question it's something that comes up all the time whether it's it's none and then. But short. What Bobby Valentine on all week on the on Wednesday might have for a couple of those programs by the way. That was an interesting -- early in the armor actually -- and on the next day. That's that's where you wanted to punch me a couple is -- think that that was when your players you know. Now that your coach you develop and that's the question I wanna get. You know Bill Belichick we talked to him every Monday and bill is very secretive keeps everything under under wraps because he feels that gives his team a better chance to win. You'll have been able to master. Being able to sit here in a setting like this giving us some information. Making us feel good even though you can't stand -- and then and then and then on top of that. Not affecting your team. At all at least it doesn't seem like he's lashing out saying -- I just -- you were -- me on. Well that's something I don't know -- -- are rarely report where roads are you know my job it is to. Listen and those who work as yet. Try to that RB honestly did pretty good -- that's. This year on the circumstances. The did a terrific job and a lot of cases but that's my job is to tell you what did you -- There's a lot of things we don't say it because we can't when I try and that's why and I think that's the best way to do. That's a fine line -- -- and relatives and great seeing you have a great season to see you guys trailer shocked I rivers isn't -- Doc Rivers right. Go to the Celtics -- --

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